Articles about TV2
No kidding around
Kenneth Karlstad tells DQ how he drew on his own life as the inspiration for arresting Norwegian drama Kids in Crime and why he used VHS cameras to add a new perspective to the story.
Completing The Shift
Danish director Lone Scherfig tells DQ how she delivered medical drama Ellas Vagt (The Shift), in which Sofie Gråbøl stars as the head of a busy maternity unit.
Danish star Sofie Gråbøl tells DQ about her latest role, as a midwife in drama The Shift, and reflects on her time starring in Forbrydelsen (The Killing) on the 15th anniversary of the crime drama’s debut.
Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig speaks to DQ about returning to television with medical drama The Shift, which follows the staff of a busy maternity ward, and why she wrote the lead for The Killing star Sofie Gråbøl.
Danish actors Carsten Bjørnlund and Marie Bach Hansen discuss playing husband and wife in ‘blue sky’ crime drama Hvide Sande (White Sands), in which they star as detectives who go undercover to solve a murder in an idyllic coastal town.
Tobias Lindholm, writer and director of Danish real-life drama Efterforskningen (The Investigation), reveals why he wanted to tell the story of the people working to solve the 2017 murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall.
Two brothers begin a journey of self-discovery in Alfa, a multi-stranded Danish series that blends thriller and character drama. DQ speaks to writer and director Milad Avaz about his first television project.
Make or break-up
Writer Clara Mendes and director Amalie Næsby Fick tell DQ how Danish shortform drama Sex charts a young woman’s journey through a complicated web of sexuality, gender and relationships.
Blowing the whistle
By highlighting the personal story of a whistleblower, Norwegian drama Heksejakt (Witch Hunt) looks at how those fighting for justice often become targets themselves. DQ speaks to co-showrunners Siv Rajendram and Anna Bache-Wiig and star Ingrid Bolsø Berdal about the series.
Forbrydelsen (The Killing) writer Torleif Hoppe speaks to DQ about the genre-defining Danish series and how his latest crime drama, DNA, flips the script on its leading detective.
Writers Adam Price, Jeppe Gjervig Gram and actor Birgitte Hjort Sørensen made their names on Danish political drama Borgen. DQ finds out what they’ve been up to since and how the series shaped their careers.
Award-winning director Christoffer Boe swaps feature films for TV with a six-part examination of a soldier’s struggle to readjust after returning home from combat. He tells DQ how he teamed up with producer Miso Film for Danish drama Kriger (Warrior).
Danish actor Birgitte Hjort Sørensen broke out on the international scene with political drama Borgen and has gone on to appear in Game of Thrones and Vinyl. She’s now back on home soil in Greyzone, a 10-part thriller about a drone engineer taken hostage by terrorists.
Changing shades of noir
Ten years after Forbrydelsen (The Killing) first aired and with the final season of Bron/Broen (The Bridge) starting next month, Nordic crime drama has dominated the international landscape for a decade. But what does the future hold for the genre and where will those who make it go next?
Beside the seaside
As hit Danish drama Badehotellet (Seaside Hotel) returns for a fourth season, creators and writers Stig Thorsboe and Hanna Lundblad reveal the inspiration behind this blue-sky period drama.
Our friends in the frozen north
As Nordic drama continues to thrive, this week we look at some of the shows making headlines both within the region and beyond.
NZ public funding supports Kiwi voices
New Zealand funding agency NZ On Air is investing around US$25m a year in local drama. Andy Fry examines some of the high-profile shows that have benefited.
Televisa goes English
As Mexican giant Televisa looks to expand its global footprint with English-language drama, new shows revealed this week include a TV revival of the Lethal Weapon franchise and a spin-off from Doctor Who. Andy Fry reports.
Miso tells war stories
After the critical and ratings hit achieved by Miso FIlm’s last war-based series, 1864, the Danish prodco is hoping to hit the mark again with a new conflict-oriented show, a six-part drama called Warrior. Michael Pickard reports.
Keeping its throne
What keeps the world’s most pirated show – Game of Thrones – strong in the ratings, while Mark Burnett’s AD: The Bible Continues slides further? And will The Returned come back for a second season on A&E with ratings down to 0.82 million by episode eight?